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the mission today in haiti rescue as many people as possible and get the aid desperately needed for those dealing with this natural disaster. massive earthquake caused a major catastrophe.
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>> this is worse to hit the poor nation in some two centuries. the quake hit late yesterday afternoon. destruction is wide-spread. we want to go live to lindsay davis in the dominican with more. >> reporter: good morning. we are currently in santo domingo. the good news is help is on the way. airport is back opened again. first planes expected to arrive in haiti the next few hours. their first priority search-and- rescue. haiti was vulnerable with 7.0 earthquake added insult to injury a. crushing blow to the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. thousands are feared dead. this cell phone video posted on youtube captures a huge cloud
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of dust as the strongest earthquake goes off that surrounds the nation in years. home, part of the national palace and the united nation headquarters are either damaged or destroyed. witnesses say bodies overlining the streets are overwhelming the hospital workers. >> i'm trying to get theme stabilized. it is hard. i have limited equipment. >> our prayers are with the people who have suffered. their families and their loved ones. >> reporter: loved ones in the u.s. are not able to reach relatives because the quake knocked out communication towers. >> i'm panicked. >> reporter: about 100 people who were at the u.n.
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headquarters in haiti remain unaccounted for at this hour. the scope of the disaster remains unclear. tens of thousands of people have lost their homes. red cross estimates possibly three million people have been affected. back to you. search-and-rescue teams here in the united states are ready go to haiti, including the baltimore-base uss comfort. they returned from a four-month humane humanitarian mission. the comfort offers healthcare on the ship as well as on on shore. it carries volunteers doctors, nurses, specialist and equip. according to abc news the ship could head out on monday.
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in the meantime haitian americans spent the night in frustration. they were scared because the lines of communication are down. slowly it is trickling back on. here is how many people are working to get help back home. >> reporter: the earthquake sent many to their faith. dozens gather to pray and watch the news in a san diego church. many are frustrated because phone lines down. >> i called and called and called. >> reporter: in los angeles, search-and-rescue teams that specialize in earthquake relief gathered 55,000 pounds of gear ready to fly out. >> this is port a prince here. >> reporter: in fort meyer's florida a volunteer pilot for the charity is preparing for worse. >> we'll be probably be flying in doctors and nurses.
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>> reporter: radio stations that broadcast to miami's huge haitian community and broadcasters in new york trying to serve are frustrated. until communications improve many haitians in the u.s. turn to prayer to carry them through uncertainty. >> it doesn't matter where it happens a quake this size is devastating. in haiti they already suffer from poverty. haiti is the size of maryland. 750-miles from florida. according to the archdiocese of baltimore one of every five haitian children die before the age of five. that's usually from something like an infectious disease. among is survivors only 20% attend schools. the literacy rate for adults in
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haiti is 80%. the archdiocese says the rates for child immortality are immense. they have a connection to the situation in haiti here in baltimore. >> shawn king with the archdiocese joins us on the phone. how many sister parishes do we have in haiti? >> archdiocese does have a partnership there. it is with the diocese there. it is about 50-miles from the epicertain of where the earthquake was. what that partnership is involved parishes of catholics and archdiocese of baltimore who are united by their catholic faith to the people of haiti. they support the schools there. the parishes there in that area. because, as you all mentioned, the literacy rate is low. therefore the quality of life there is poor for many people. >> the lack of education and
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the lack of funds has to be challenging to offer support to the country before this happened. now that it has last happened is there a discussion as to whether you go from here? >> the person who runs the program x>here himself is from haiti and has family there. he was in contact both his family as well as the people who operate the schools that we built and support there, including the cardinal locational trade school. which just opened in 2008 due to the funds and the support here from the archdiocese of baltimore. from what he could tell the initial quake did not adversely effect those operations. he's still waiting for word about the ramification of the aftershocks that hit. obviously information is slow to come out. he expects he'll be headed down
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to haiti as soon as possible. he's working on that now. >> from this to katrina as soon as something like that happens we all want to help. will the archdiocese be the front men in all of this. do we rely on you to get the aid in? >> we'll be coordinating that with the catholic relief services, which is the churches international outreach organization. what we'll do is ask parishes and archdiocese of baltimore, at masses this weekend, to send funds to us and it will work with crs to figure out how best to direct it so it goes to the people who need it. >> i know you have a 9:30 meeting coming up. if any news comes out call us back. >> will do. >> stay tuned for news up-to- date during the day or on air you can go to abc2news.com. if you are trying to find out
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information call the state department at 1-888-477-4747. we mail us if you have any stories regarding this they have stating earthquake. the baltimore census back at work. you can be too. we'll explain when we come back. >> the number of homeless rises. baltimore i=?;county needs your help keeping track of how bad the situation has gotten. when it comes to getting work, does your sex matter? using gender strategy on trying to land a job. we are expecting calmer weather across the region. starting off with sunshine. clouds filling in. flurries showing up on maryland's most powerful doppler radar. parkville middle school 29 degrees. we'll warm up before we get another storm this weekend. we'll talk about that with more "good morning maryland" after this.
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welcome back. let's see, 1, 2, 3, let the county begin. census is now opened. the office is on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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>> reporter: in the united states of america all people count and all people should be counted. >> reporter: a massive outreach effort to make sure everyone knows about this year's census. the government has launched a $340 million promotional campaign. why is it so important that everyone will counted? congressional seats and hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are determined based on the state's population. >> how valuable you are when you stand up in terms of the resources that it brings to your communities and to you and to the ones you love. >> it has been questioned that they have been there. but it affects our lives for the next ten years. >> reporter: new census office on president street in east baltimore will support field operations in the area for the upcoming census. >> it is important work.
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it is took we must do. because we are the birthplace of the star spangled banner we should lead the country making sure every person is counted. >> reporter: all babies needs to be counted. the brother down in the basement because he was displaced because his house was foreclosed on he needs to be counted. >> reporter: interactive walk-through exhibits were set up outside the census office so people could learn more about the importance of being counted. >> we are told there are census jobs out there. call 866-861-2010 for employment. former branch of the naacp.
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this event is going to take place tuesday february 23rd. it will run from 6:30 6:30 until 8:00 at union baptist church. >> baltimore county needs your help. they are asking you to try to count as many people as they can that are homeless in baltimore. it is a huge task. it is a tough one. >> this is our annual survey of the homeless in baltimore county. it is our opportunity to get a snapshot of what homelessness looks like in the county every year. we'll be spreadout throughout the county. we'll have volunteers out in
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the street, libraries and malls and locations we know the homeless gather. we'll give them a gift. food. talk about what their needs are. what is their cause of homelessness and get a good view of the situation. >> baltimore county is so big and diverse i think it would be a surprise to people, they probably don't think of homelessness in baltimore county. >> there is homelessness in our county. 4,000 in a year's time are served. in the shelters 550 on any given day. 35% of those individuals are children there with their parents. >> is it important to see what the needs are for the county? >> definitely it is. it gives us a real opportunity to see what services we need, why people are living on the streets. i don't think many people realize how many folks -- there are hundreds living on the streets. >> are you noticing trends?
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we are seeing several mothers with children coming into the shelter. 91% of the calls that come in for sheltering in a year's time are single moms with children. >> i have to imagine when you do this volunteer work there has to be an immense benefit to how you feel. you are not only helping someone down the road but also just the feeling of making whñs you are letting somebody know person-to-person that they count. >> i think what people get out of this mostly is an understanding that stigmatisms are out there around the homeless. the folks you see on the corner. folks you wonder why they are panhandling. you really get to understand the life situations people are facing. it gives us the opportunity so we can reach out and help individuals. it really changes our point of view. >> tell me about the services. what will you be able to help people with? >> baltimore county does a
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really great job of partnering with churches, local organizations, non-profits. all kinds of groups doing work for the homeless. there is healthcare for the homeless. baltimore county community for the homeless. it is a coalition of groups. they are mental organizations in baltimore county. they shelter and assign folks to shelter. let's get volunteers out there. >> how long is the training. how does somebody get involved? >> on the 28th. folks need to do is call our number and just simply let us know that they are interested in volunteering.
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we'll register them for the training. they'll get train trained on how to approach the homeless, how to prepare for that day and get a feel for what they can expect. >> thank you so much for coming in. if you missed any information we'll put it on our website. thank you for coming in. >> thank you. >> if you want your business or organization or charity mentioned on "good morning maryland" send two mugs to cup of joe at the station. 6400 york road. baltimore 21212.
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good wednesday morning. we have mostly cloudy skies. the clouds making it feel like 30 degrees here in town and 28 degrees towards york. we have a band of moisture coming out of the great lakes across this upper level wind flow. the wins themselves are picking up a little bit knocking our wind chill down to 22 in town. sliver of moisture on top of us. this is one of those situations where we have a super sensitive
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mode on the doppler. it shows the flakes falling on the grounds. some is verga meaning it is showing up for us. there may be a few snow flurries. this is it. this is the last little disturbance. beyond that we should see an improvement. today we'll gradually start to break the clouds down. we are aiming for a partly cloudy afternoon after a chance of morning flurries. we'll get to the two-degree guarantee high of 40. that's the first time we hit the 40s since new year's day. we have been below the page for quite some time. we'll get a chance to make up that in the next couple of days. 22 tonight. clear and cold to start the day. leads to more sunshine tomorrow as these high temperatures climb back to 45. extended outlook showing a
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warming trend on friday at 48 degrees. this is a setup where we'll be watching clouds. if we get more sun we'll tweak up to 50. that will be a nice mark. otherwise we are looking for clouds to reenforce cooler air over the weekend. back to 40 degrees on sunday. next storm comes in with a chance of rain around the day. wintry mix north and west exiting monday. more coming up in the next half hour. back to you. >> are you wearing shorts on friday? when it comes to job searches part of the hiring process is over the phone. don't get too comfortable. >> coming up, we'll talking about turning your bedroom into a boardroom. our career expert is here with advice on the phone interview and how to make it as easy as possible. when it comes to the work place how much does gender really matter? more on gender strategy when we come back.
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it is get-back-to-work wednesday. we are doing a phone interview today. i wanted to know why are we doing it on the phone instead
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of person? a lot of times we have too many resumes and we cannot bring everybody in. i need to screen in the people who are most qualified and screen out the people who it is difficult to see. >> do you know what i'm wearing. >> are you wearing clothes? >> yes. >> that's a good start. >> should i sit down on stand up? >> stand up. it increases the energy. if you have a mirror you can see how you look. if you smile you sound upbeat. >> what questions should i anticipate? >> you want to listen for questions that look at your skill, how well they sit with the job. they want to make sure you are as qualified as you say you are. they are making a decision on whether to bring you in or not. >> is it the time? should i be worried like if the
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conversation was five minutes or ten minutes or half an hour? >> speak concisely. usually they'll tell you how much time you have. you want bullet in front of you. >> we are on a land line but should we be on cell phones? >> land lines are better. you want to speak clearly, slowly and you want to make sure they get you. you don't want the phone to drop off and you don't want to take another call on the interview. you don't want any interruptions. you want a place that's quiet. >> what about having the right phone number in the first place. you have do that. >> you want to make sure that you are accessible and they know how to get ahold of you. >> how long job interviews are conducted over the phone? >> 50-75% are screened before you ever get in front of the person. >> i'm going to try to get to the person to sell myself. can i get a good feel over the
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phone on how i did? >> the interview is going to be asking for areas of weakness. they have seen your resume on your application. they'll ask you specifics to make sure you fill the qualifications. >> do jokes play well? >> not well. the only thing they have to go on is your voice. they don't get a lot of visual cues. all you have is your voice so stay focused on serious. >> shall i go into a monologue? how to i know if i start the monologue that the other person on the other end of the phone is paying attention. >> you want to ask about the opportunities. you might ask is this a new position? did the person leave? how long has it been empty? you want to have questions ready so you sound interested and educated about the opportunity they are
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representing. >> how do i get in touch with you again? >> you make sure you have phone number, e-mail address, address and you want to know what the next steps are. >> i'm talking about you. >> www.jonidaniels.com. >> it was good to talk to you today. >> and you to too. >> i heard your favorite show is "good morning maryland" at 9:00. >> absolutely. if i can't see it i record it. we are talking at gender in ork place. how much does it really matter? are men or women better communiquetors? author and cofounder of gender strategy is here with us. thank you for coming in. >> my pleasure. i like to be here. that was great advice. >> she is a great and wonderful. we are talking about terrific females and terrific males in the work place. why can't we just seem to make
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this work? why is it so hard? >> i spent 25 years in the work place as a lawyer and executive i saw women who were extraordinary talented and men not wanting to promote them and it not happening. i realized most has do with communication. the way men and women tend to communicate. the styles and the patterns is different. that's not a stereotype. there are certainly women who don't do that or men either. but a lot of things that we do creates a perception that we are not as confident as men are. that's what our gender strategy is training for men and women to communicate better in the work place. >> gender strategy is a place where people can go to get that information and training. you also wrote a book. what's this about?
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>> the title is empowering women to master their careers without changing men. we did it on a fable of dogs on cats that run the company. dogs are characters of men. cats have the characteristic of the women. the interaction between them highlights how you can say things and miscommunicate. every one of the trainings that we have done and been a part of that is a role play. people that read it say i really understand what it is that i'm doing or i'm saying that can create these problems. we have had a lot of good feedback. >> if a woman has been out of work for a while or maybe she wants to get promoted, what are a few things that you would recommend definitely do this or deafly don't do this? >> one of the key things, and
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sometimes i have arguments from the women. look like the executive that you are. there are different industries with different ideas of what that is. if you are going on an interview you need to look the part. the statistics that, i think, most people know are in the first meeting. 58% of your credibility is judged by how you look. 38% by how you sound. 7% is the actual words you say. you need to sound confident. you need to know what the job is about that you really want. do research on the company and look the part. >> do you think that's harder for women or unfair? are men judge had the quickly when they go into an interview? >> when you see people on the street any place we all make judgements. most of it is you see somebody wearing a suit. men wear a suit and tie. there is somebody that should have a briefcase going into work. one of the things i think women
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have not done, because we have so many more choices. i love that pattern and you are on tv. you wear what works for tv. in our business i generally wear a suit. it can be a skirt or pants. i want to look the same kind of business uniform that the men have. it depends, after you get the job and you are in there you can dress as the people that you want to job. if your boss is wearing -- look at that and see what the company culture is. be willing to adjust to the company culture. >> good stuff. i wish we could do a whole show on this. if you are interested where can people find you? >> www.genderstrategy.com. >> thank you for coming in. >> thank you for having me. posting is one thing but friending can be a whole different matter on facebook. coming up, the decision to send
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your own doctor a facebook request? ethical guideline might want to think twice about. plus, getting back on track what you need to do to slim down and eat right. >> lating night decision and shakeups. drama is unfolding on nbc. we are taking a look outside with clouds and flurries around on the north side. we'll slowly try to push up close to 40 today. then hit 40s for the end of the week. still have to look for a possible winter storm by sunday and monday. we'll talk about that coming up. there is more of "good morning maryland." please, stick around.
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this is fios. this is big. on facebook you friend your co-workers, high school sweet heart and possibly your mother. what at your doctor? more doctors are using social media sites. we'll draw the line between patient and personal. >> reporter: she was searching through facebook and stumbled across her doctor name. >> i found him and he was the doctor that i felt that would probably accept me as a friend even though i was a patient. >> reporter: he accepted her request. >> this is a bond that's outside the whole doctor/patient relationship. >> reporter: more doctors
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news. >> you cannot diagnosis somebody on twitter or facebook. you can help people. it can be as simple as getting an update on lab reports or prescriptions. >> maybe the patient is out of town and they have a quick question. >> reporter: greg has his assistants tweet updates from the or during surgery. >> my family really liked the idea that they can receive updates on twitter about the surgery because they couldn't be with me in the operating room. >> we use it so when the family looks it up on twitter they can identify which patient it is. >> reporter: privacy is a big concern when it comes to social media and healthcare. right now there are no guidelines from the american medical association. >> physicians haven't been taught on how to communicate with patients online. >> reporter: sometimes patients can cross the line.
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in one case documented in a british medical journal a patient started harassing her doctor on facebook when he turned her down for a drink. if you want to friend your doctor make sure they are okay with that. >> one thing to help facilitate healthcare is privacy provisions. >> keep working there, crystal. come on up. we are all out to loose weight. we'll get you back on track with nutritionist crystal and we'll start with a break fast when we come back.
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past the new year so now we have to get back on track. most important meal of the day. >> you know why? breakfast gets its name from breaking the fast that occurs overnight. when our body fasts it slows down. if we never flip the switch or turn the key in the morning and
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wait until lunchtime -- when you turn that key and break the fast of break fast you'll use the fuel all day long. >> you are a big oatmeal eater aren't you? >> i am. i like variety. every now and again oatmeal. it is a recipe that's online today. apple cider oatmeal. you have to do something different. you can get in trouble with oatmeal, too. too much butter or brown sugar you can overblow the oatmeal. make you find sprinkling cinnamon in the oatmeal does more than expected and you don't need as much brown sugar. try to recipe online. >> are these relatively new? >> i just saw them for the first time. i grabbed them and thought what a great thing. we can get vegetables in at breakfast with a quick micro wave omelet pan.
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put the egg in here. pop it in the microwave. pull it out. >> how long does it take? >> a couple of minutes. >> same idea here. the breakfast sandwich. we don't like the same thing every day. this is a quick, easy -- you can put it on a whole grain flat bread. we have ham on cheese. same idea. whip up the egg. pop it in the microwave. >> you have been a big advocate of this. >> typically i'll have something quick when i first get up at home. yogurt but then the commuter plan. the travel plan. i can do this the night before. >> portion control is important, too. >> once you measure it and you know your container you never have to measure it again.
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>> what's in the mug? >> i prefer hot tea. >> you drink green tea? >> here's the best news about breakfast. national weight control registry is a log of folks who lost over 30-pounds and successfully kept it off over the year. why do we keep this log of people? we want to know how they do it. there are 5,000 people on the national weight control registry. i encourage anyone who is successful join. researchers are investigating how these people do it. 78% of them eat breakfast every day. it is turning that key and breaking the fast getting back on track. >> i'll take one of each. don't forget the banana. >> happy, healthy new year. >> if you want to see this segment again or you want to get this week's recipe it is all on abc2news.com. all you have to do is click on
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gmm tab at the top of the page. justin? >> is popcorn a breakfast food? >> as the whole grain, right? this morning we are looking at temperatures that are starting to come back up. we are trying to pop the thermometer here. we have cloudy skies and 29 degrees at owings mills. we are looking at temperatures around the board 29 at ann arundel community college in glen burnie. temperatures slowly pushing up and will take that climb. after we get this system out of here we were watching this earlier when i talked about this disturbance and taking the moisture off the great lakes lining up with the upper level wind flow. that's it. it is pushing east and slowly beginning to get out of here as we have high pressure that's dominating ohio, westbound and
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down to the gulf coast and modifying the temperatures. there is a lot of snow pack here. so there is some refrigeration of the air going on. winds shift out of the southwest will pump warmer temperatures into the region over the next couple of days. forecast model high pressure in control. we have crisp skies through midday tomorrow. moisture building to our best. there is a disturbance in the great lakes. snow showers on friday for western pennsylvania and maryland. that will start to take down the temperatures and build in the north westerly flow. we'll build by sunday. here's the deal today. near 40 again. morning flurries and partly cloudy as we aim for temperatures getting to 22 tonight. extented outlook shows temperatures pushing mid 40s tomorrow. upper 40s on friday. saturday cooling back down. near 40s sunday with a chance
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of rain around the bay. wintry mix north and west going through monday. now back to you. >> thank you. she always comes in with great tips and she's so adorable. now the events of the day. rotary club of baltimore city is getting set for the 87 annual oyster roast. last year this event raised $35, 000. they matched one to one. money was used for college scholarships. they handed over a dictionary for every third grader in the city. >> this is an oyster roast. you can go for a good cause and great time. fit to order. they are introducing teen fitness lifestyle weight
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management january 19th and february 2nd. they are have two seminars at the sheridan in towsend. it is group power to loose weight, increase energy. they have coaches. if you are interested in the locations they have a website. they are so new that it is up and running. e-mail stacy if you have any questions. the first time you go it is free. after that it is $10. if there is something happening in your community all you have to do is e-mail us to the e- mail address that's right there on your screen. we'll be right back.
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go ahead because this is something. >> it is something. chaos is what we are talking about. late night tv conan o'brien says he won't move. jay leno say he's ready to move. >> nbc has the drama. we have the fight of the late night programming. >> hello. my name is conan o'brien i may
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soon be available for children's parties. >> that after conan o'brien rejected nbc's plans to move his show. he said the move quote will seriously damage what i consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. i can not participate in its destruction. >> conan is not going to do this. >> jay leno's prime time cancellation came after low ratings and lost revenue. >> folk at nbc don't handle these things well. >> those lined up to see o'brien's show tuesday night agrees. >> i have been crying for the last week. >> from the beginning o'brien admitted taking over "the tonight show" was a challenge. >> i want to fill little shoes. >> now o'brien can hear leno shoes coming up fast. >> all of them want to be the
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next johnnie carson. >> i remember watching some day i'll host that show for seven months. >> i like your idea. >> co-host. >> co-hosting. i think the egos will get in the way. >> i think so too. now a look at today's top five. these are tough times. these is a forbes list of fiction's richest. number five. we have just gotten
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information on a way to help those in haiti. according to a text staff text haiti and . >> what you do is text the word haiti to 90999. it is pretty easy. when you do that $10 will go immediately to the american red cross. we found that on their website. it is confirmed. american red cross is pledging initial $250,000 will go to assisting people there. i know a lot of people are seeing pictures and wondering what we can do. just the word haiti to 90999. >> it is at abc2news.com. this is an area that got hit with four tropical systems in 2008. definitely all the bad things will be hard times in weeks to come of stories coming out of haiti. today pushing near 40 with sun popping this afternoon. time for more sun and mid to upper 40s thursday and friday. we'll watch the system with a chance of wintry mix.
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